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Second Android Developed By Koreans

A female android was developed by South Korean scientist Baeg Moon-hong. He is a senior researcher at the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology.// The android is named EveR-1. It was show cased in an exhibition at the Seoul Education Culture Center. It weighed about 50 kilograms and is 1.6 meters tall. The special features are that it can understand others, speak, blink with her eyes and makes...

Gene Responsible For Metastasis Found By Korean Scientists

A study was conducted by the Korean scientists from the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology//. ..The lead researcher Im Dong-soo said that the research team has found a human gene that aids in the growth and spread of cancer cells. .. The researchers were very happy about the discovery and said that it would help in the development of new drugs for various cancers. ..The s...

Warning against Consuming Raw Korean Oysters

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) has warned people against consuming uncooked oysters imported from Korea. //Frozen Korean oysters bags are clearly labelled as requiring to be cooked before consuming. The warning is mainly because the product is known to sometimes carry norovirus, which causes a gastrointestinal illness. ..In New Zealand these Korean oysters are packed frozen in 1k...

Korean Varsities Seek Partnership With AIIMS

A clutch of Korean universities plan to collaborate with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in education, training, research and student exchange. // ....Representatives from the Korea University, the Korea Open National University and the Kyungnam Education council visited AIIMS Friday to discuss several aspects of a probable partnership. .. .."The special areas of interest fr...

Bird Flu Again at Korean Farm

Korean officials seem to be unhappy with the recent efforts to curb bird flu as a fifth outbreak has occurred at a poultry farm //around 100 km from the capital Seoul. ..Officials report decisions to cull around 270,000 birds from the farm and others within 500 m radius of the farm. ..After a 3-year absence the virulent strain H5N1 has reappeared in Korea. .. The highly pathogenic bird flu ha...

Koreans in Canada Feel Put Down by Subtle Racism

Racistm does upset those at the receiving end, even if it is all subtle, as in Canada apparently. Social slights and ambiguous remarks that are hard to pin down is more dangerous to mental health than overt discrimination, according to a study of 180 Korean immigrants living in Canada. ......"We found that the subtle form of discrimination has a greater impact on psychological distress such as...

SKorean Scientists Develop Technology for Cheap Biosensor

South Korean scientists said Monday they had developed new technology to use transistors in devices for quick diagnosis of diseases such as diabetes. ......The biosensor technology was developed by a research team at the state-run Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. ......"We proved that transistors can be used not only for computers but also for devices that convert biological...

SKorean University Seeks to Bar Smokers

The head of a major South Korean university is planning to bar students who smoke and to start a campaign against excessive drinking. Oh Myung, president of Seoul's Konkuk University, told Thursday's Korea Times that a new admissions policy would give extra points to non-smoking applicants. ......"I will definitely introduce the new system to remove smoking students from our school," he was quo...

Robot Hosts South Korean Wedding

A robot on Sunday acted as master of ceremonies at a South Korean wedding in what its creators claimed as a world first. Tiro the robot assisted at the wedding of Seok Gyeong-Jae, one of the engineers who designed it, and his bride at Daejeon, 130 kilometres (78 miles) south of Seoul. ..."This is Tiro, master of ceremonies for today's wedding," the robot -- featuring a cone-shaped body, two arm...

SKorean Online Dogmeat Retailer Closes Site Amid Uproar

A South Korean online retailer of dogmeat on Thursday closed its website after media reports sparked an uproar about the traditional but controversial cuisine. ......The online shop (www.e-bosin.com) has been under fire from critics, including animal rights activists, since local media reports about it Tuesday. ......"We're too exhausted by the controversy to speak. We no longer run the websit...
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